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1. "If you watch any John Hughes film of the eighties, that was my childhood experience."
Author: Aimee Mullins
2. "Hey, comrade," Dima said, tone, choice of words, everything exactly as it would have been in the eighties, in that forsaken country.Vadim peered at him in the mirror. "Yes?""Are you guys in trouble?" Dima moved closer, stood within touching distance. "I don't mean your little crusade a while back. I mean the rest."Vadim inhaled and lowered his gaze for a few moments. "Life isn't easy, Dima. That's our set of rules.""You know you can change them. If he's fucking around….""So am I.""But you're not happy with it?""It's just sex, Dima."Dima looked at him for a long time. "It's never just sex for you, though. Am I wrong?""No. You're right." Vadim shook his head. "Rules, Dima. We're a different case."Dima reached out and took him by the shoulders, pulling him up and back against him, which made Vadim look at himself in the mirror."It's not easy. I wish it was."
Author: Aleksandr Voinov
3. "My style of music is the great American songbook meets the pop world of the Seventies and Eighties."
Author: Barry Manilow
4. "Around the time I began starving, in the early eighties, the visual image had begun to supplant text as culture's primary mode of communication, a radical change because images work so differently than words: They're immediate, they hit you at levels way beneath intellect, they come fast and furious."
Author: Caroline Knapp
5. "He broke up with me.""Because you weren't in love with him. That's an iffy proposition, and I think he's handling with grace. A lot of teenage boys would sulk, or lurk around under your window with a boom box.""No one has a boom box anymore. That was the eighties."
Author: Cassandra Clare
6. "Look at this fog. The damp gets right into your bones. It's doing my chest no good at all. I'll need a vapour bath." Bryant pulled down his scarf and peered over the sodden hedge. Dew had formed on his bald head and ears. He resembled a minor Tolkien character. "You're getting old before your time," warned May. "I can't imagine what you'll look like in your eighties." "I'm ageing gracefully, which means not trying to look like a member of Concrete Blimp." "I assume you mean Led Zeppelin..."
Author: Christopher Fowler
7. "Up until the mid-eighties, there was always a shared assumption that the Right controlled the currency of outrage; part of what made conservatives "conservative" was their discomfort with profanity and indecency and Elvis Presley's hips. But then?—?somewhat swiftly, and somehow academically?—?it felt as if the Left was suddenly dictating what was acceptable to be infuriated over (and always for ideological motives, which is why the modifier "politically" felt essential). This created a lot of low-level anxiety whenever people argued in public."
Author: Chuck Klosterman
8. "I liked back in the sixties where you'd turn on the radio and go 'Oh that's Hendrix, that's Creedence Clearwater, that's The Doors, there's The Grass Roots, The Monkees, there's Big Brother.' You could just instantly hear it and tell. But in the eighties and nineties there's no way you could do that."
Author: Creed Bratton
9. "You're a punk?''What?''What do they call people from the eighties?' I asked.'Oh,' she laughed. It was a beautiful laugh. 'I'm my mother, actually. I mean, these are her clothes from High School. I guess I should tell people I'm Cyndi Lauper though, or something, because dressing up as your mother is pretty lame.''I almost dressed up as my mother,' I said, 'but I was worried what my therapist would say.'She laughed again, and I realized that she thought I was joking. It was probably for the best, since telling her the second half of my mom costume - a giant fake butcher knife through the head - would probably freak her out."
Author: Dan Wells
10. "We just kind of relied on written scouting reports through the eighties and even the early nineties. I've really been amazed by some of the data that's out there, especially with regards to tendencies of hitters, and certainly tendencies of pitchers as well. I would have loved to have gotten that data when I played."
Author: David Cone
11. "DOGMA: a political belief one is unreasonably committed to, such as the notion that freedom is good and slavery is bad.BIAS: predeliction for a particular dogma. For example, the feminist bias is that women are equal to men and the male chauvinist bias is that women are inferior. The unbiased view is that the truth lies somewhere in between.(an early comment on backlash, from "Glossary for the Eighties")"
Author: Ellen Willis
12. "Sarah felt like the bad girl in an eighties teen flick. The girl with big hair and a tight shirt who seduces the nice girl's boyfriend but loses him in the end, because she's shallow and tacky and no match for a sweet girl with good morals and freshly scrubbed skin."
Author: Emily Maguire
13. "Age puzzles me. I thought it was a quiet time. My seventies were interesting and fairly serene, but my eighties are passionate. I grow more intense as I age."
Author: Florida Scott Maxwell
14. "Well I directed a few feature length things for HBO in the late eighties."
Author: Harry Shearer
15. "When I worked with wildlife a lot in the Eighties and Nineties, I learnt the meaning of patience. And when I worked with trees, I learned the meaning of humility."
Author: James Balog
16. "Back in the Eighties, I'd buy the biggest Benetton jumper I could find and would wear it long-sleeved, hanging off my shoulders, with a varsity jacket and a baseball cap on back to front with a quiff. I was the smallest boy in my class, and I looked like a reject from New Kids On The Block. Terrible."
Author: Jamie Bamber
17. "He watched me rake my fingers through the tangles in my hair and smiled. "Quit it. You're fucking beautiful.""Just point me to the nearest eighties rock video," I said."
Author: Jamie McGuire
18. "Until the Eighties, Oslo was a rather boring town, but it's changed a lot, and is now much more cosmopolitan. If I go downtown, I visit the harbour to see the tall ships and the ferries, and to admire the modern architecture such as the Opera House or the new Astrup Fearnley Museum on the water's edge."
Author: Jo Nesbo
19. "We can safely abandon the doctrine of the eighties, namely that the rich were not working because they had too little money, the poor because they had much."
Author: John Kenneth Galbraith
20. "If you had told me in the Seventies and Eighties that TV would be as edgy or edgier than most films, and more intelligently written than most films, I wouldn't have believed it. There's great stuff out there."
Author: Jonathan Banks
21. "I sit every once in a while and I think about plays and films I can do with William Petersen into our eighties. He's the most incredible scene partner I've ever had."
Author: Jorja Fox
22. "When I got home I peered down at the lobster to see how he was doing. The inner plastic bag was sucked tight around him and clouded up. It looked like something out of an eighties made-for-TV movie, with some washed-up actress taking too many pills and trying to off herself with a Macy's bag."
Author: Julie Powell
23. "These were the early Clinton years but the economy was still sucking an eighties cock..."
Author: Junot Díaz
24. "It is a terrible and exquisitely human irony that children inadequately nurtured almost never give up on the breast. The thirst for love from a mother or father who cannot provide it is seemingly unquenchable. I have treated sixty- and seventy-year-old business executives, politicians, and physicians still desperate for approval from shriveled, emotionally barren men and women in their eighties and nineties. (257)"
Author: Keith Ablow
25. "'Dallas' hit a chord back in the late Seventies and Eighties because it was the age of greed: here you have this unapologetic character who is mean and nasty and ruthless and does it all with an evil grin. I think people related to JR back then because we all have someone we know exactly like him. Everyone in the world knows a JR."
Author: Larry Hagman
26. "The late eighties was a good vintage. ID was not yet fashionable so a lot of people were doing it for the right reasons - to make good design, not become stars."
Author: Leander Kahney
27. "For the past 10 years, people have been making fun of the eighties. Why are we bringing them back?"
Author: Lexa Doig
28. "I wait, washed, brushed, fed, like a prize pig. Sometime in the eighties they invented pig balls, for pigs who were being fattened in pens. Pig balls were large colored balls; the pigs rolled them around with their snouts. The pig marketers said this improved their muscle tone; the pigs were curious, they liked having something to think about. I read about that in Introduction to Psychology; that, and the chapter on caged rats who'd give themselves electric shocks for something to do. And the one on the pigeons trained to peck a button that made a grain of corn appear. Three groups of them: the first one got one grain per peck, the second one grain every other peck, the third was random. When the man in charge cut off the grain, the first group gave up quite soon, the second group a little later. The third group never gave up. They'd peck themselves to death, rather than quit. Who knew what worked?I wish I had a pig ball."
Author: Margaret Atwood
29. "In my eighties, my best friends are in their fifties, and I have many friends at university. It keeps one young, and up with the vocabulary. That's terribly important, especially for a writer."
Author: Mary Wesley
30. "There was no doubt that in the early and mid-eighties that many of us in broadsheet newspapers felt that we still had a responsibility to try to protect the Royal Family or if you like protect the Monarchy from the assaults of the media."
Author: Max Hastings
31. "There's a whole apparatus for indie bands now, but back in the eighties it was just getting built. The early people really took it on the chin."
Author: Michael Azerrad
32. "The eighties happened. The nineties happened. Death and sickness and getting fat and going bald happened. i traded lots of dreams for a bigger paycheck, and I never even realized i was doing it. (page 33)"
Author: Mitch Albom
33. "My last good memory of the eighties, before everything went dark, was being sent to Wormwood Scrubs. Not because I'd broken the law again – amazingly – but because I was asked to play a gig there."
Author: Ozzy Osbourne
34. "From my earliest years I had always wanted to be a writer. It was not that I had any particular message for humanity. I am still plugging away and not the ghost of one so far, so it begins to look as though, unless I suddenly hit mid-season form in my eighties, humanity will remain a message short."
Author: P.G. Wodehouse
35. "Bush began helping Enron in the eighties."
Author: Paul Begala
36. "Successive generations of middle-class parents used to foist their own favourite books on their children. But some time in the late Eighties it began to wane - not because children had lost interest in adorable animals but because most of it was available on useful, pacifying video."
Author: Peter York
37. "Look," Percy continued, "I know I'm new here. I know you guys don't like to mention the massacre in the nineteen eighties-""He mentioned it!" one of the ghosts whimpered."
Author: Rick Riordan
38. "MOMA's values were blown through the American education system, from high school upwards-and downwards, too, greatly raising the status of "creativity" and "self-expression" in kindergarten. By the 1970s, the historical study of modern art had expanded to the point where students were scratching for unexploited thesis subjects. By the mid-eighties, twenty-one-year-old art-history majors would be writing papers on the twenty-six-year-old graffitists."
Author: Robert Hughes
39. "During the Eighties, when I was hurting for money, I thought, 'Hang on a minute - I can paint.' I was living in New York and I thought it would get the grocery money coming in, and it escalated from there."
Author: Ronnie Wood
40. "I suddenly think the job of acting is a difficult one. It's not as flip, irrelevant and shallow a calling as I thought it was in the Eighties."
Author: Rowan Atkinson
41. "A couple of years I taught in graduate programs at NYU and Columbia, in the early eighties."
Author: Russell Banks
42. "I aim to be pretty - I gave up dressing to be sexy in the eighties."
Author: Sara Blakely
43. "Originally, in the early eighties, the drug hypothesis was among the first which occurred to scientists."
Author: Serge Lang
44. "The loudest of doomsayers, so often, carry the weightiest of sin."
Author: Ta Nehisi Coates
45. "Back in the "leather and lace" eighties, I was the fantasy editor for a publishing company in New York City. It was a great time to be young and footloose on the streets of Manhattan—punk rock and folk music were everywhere; Blondie, the Eurythmics, Cyndi Lauper, and Prince were all strutting their stuff on the newly created MTV; and the eighties' sense of style meant I could wear my scruffy black leather into the office without turning too many heads. The fantasy field was growing by leaps and bounds, and I was right in the middle of it, working with authors I'd worshiped as a teen, and finding new ones to encourage and publish."
Author: Terri Windling
46. "The KGB still killed people, the KGB would not execute its last prisoner until the final days of its existence in 1991, but by the eighties a termination required paperwork and signatures and a post-action review."
Author: Tom Clancy
47. "If there is any justice in the world, then eighties rock will never again serve to blight humanity as it did in that dark decade!"
Author: Vivian Campbell
48. "Has anything happened in Australia since the eighties? I mean, besides Nemo being reunited with his dad?"
Author: Wayne Gladstone
49. "If the seventies were bulbous, and the eighties sharp, the nineties were nothing but bogus."
Author: Will Self
50. "My signature look is an eighties baby doll dress, combat boots with colorful socks sticking out, and then mounds of jewelry. I love silver and turquoise. I go to Montana every winter, so I hunt around for cool pieces there."
Author: Zoey Deutch

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